Contemporary Australian Solo Series Frances Barrett: Meatus

Led by Frances Barrett, with Nina Buchanan, Hayley Forward, Brian Fuata, Del Lumanta and Sione Teumohenga. Curator: Annika Kristensen.

Drawing on her background in performance, curating and collaborative models of making, Sydney-based artist Frances Barrett will extend the parameters of the Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship’s solo commission to present new sonic compositions and live performances by multiple artists.

A ‘meatus’ – to which the exhibition title refers – is an opening or passage leading to the interior of the body, such as the ear or mouth; a juncture between the internal and external, where the body opens itself to the world. For this project ACCA’s galleries are conceived as a form of meatus for the audience to enter; a passage in which to experience multiple voices, embodied knowledges, affective territories, deep listening and relational practice in an immersive and sensory exhibition of sound and light.

Frances Barrett: Meatus is part of Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, a suite of three new commissions in support Australian women artists working at the nexus of performance and installation, presented in a partnership between the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Carriageworks, Sydney, and the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Hobart.

19 Sep - 22 Nov